Family & Medical Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act [FMLA] is a federal law providing employees with unpaid leave for specified medical and family concerns. The FMLA applies to private sector employees with 50 or more employees.

Murray Law welcomes the opportunity to provide experienced and dedicated representation to employees and employers concerning family and medical leave.

Family and Medical Leave Act

The FMLA provides employees with the right to take unpaid leave for one or more of the following reasons:

  • (1) A serious medical condition causing the employee to be unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;
  • (2) To care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious medical condition-including a serious condition because of pregnancy and for prenatal medical care; or
  • (3) The birth of a child and leave to care for the child; or
  • (4) The placement with the employee of a child through adoption or foster care and leave to care for the child.

The FMLA specifically addresses unique leave for military family leave.

The FMLA requires employers to return employees to the same job or an equivalent job at the end of their FMLA leave.

The Act requires employers to retain employees on group health coverage for the period of leave and thereafter−with the employee having the same health benefits he or she would have received if the employee had not taken leave.

Pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act, an employer may not retaliate against an individual who has requested or received family and medical leave, or engaged in any protected activity under the Act.

The FMLA prohibits an employer from interfering with, restraining, or denying the exercise of any right under the FMLA.

Employers and individuals working in the interest of employers may be liable for violations of the FMLA.

Conclusion

Murray Law welcomes the opportunity to provide counsel and representation to employees and employers concerning family and medical leave. Please contact Steven Murray at 720-600-6642.

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